Twins @ Braves #2, 6:10 pm

Game two of the series is going to go much better than game one did, right?

OK, I’m not terribly confident about that, either, but we can hope.

If you want something to at least look forward to… kind of… the Twins announced today that Sam Deduno would be called up to start on Friday in Detroit. It’s not that we should assume Deduno will be incredible, but he won’t be any of the same guys we’ve been watching fail miserably to start seemingly every other game recently.

In the mean time, here’s tonight’s line up:




Carroll, 2B Simmons, SS
Mauer, C Heyward, RF
Willingham, LF Upton, J, LF
Morneau, 1B Freeman, F, 1B
Plouffe, 3B McCann, C
Doumit, RF Uggla, 2B
Hicks, CF Francisco, J, 3B
Florimon, SS Upton, B, CF
Pelfrey, P Hudson, T, P
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Minnesota 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 10 0
Atlanta 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 10 0

This team is getting very good at one thing… finding new ways to lose baseball games.

Glen Perkins gets his first blown save of the season. Guess you can hardly blame him, given how long it has been since he had his last save opportunity.